ADMIRE (Advanced Data Mining and Integration Research for Europe) aims to deliver a consistent and easy-to-use technology for extracting information and knowledge. The project is motivated by the difficulty of extracting meaningful information by data mining combinations of data from multiple heterogeneous and distributed resources. It will also provide an abstract view of data mining and integration, which will give users and developers the power to cope with complexity and heterogeneity of services, data and processes.


New generations of networked applications based on the notion of software services that can be dynamically deployed, adjusted and composed will make it possible to create radically new types of software systems. In turn, this will require profound changes in the way in which software systems are designed, deployed and managed – exchanging existing, primarily top-down “design in isolation” engineering, to new approaches which are based on integrating new functionalities and behaviours into existing running systems of already active, distributed and interdependent processes.


"The COMPAS project will design and implement novel models, languages, and an architectural framework to ensure dynamic and on-going compliance of software services to business regulations and stated user service-requirements. COMPAS will use model-driven techniques, domain-specific languages, and service-oriented infrastructure software to enable organizations developing business compliance solutions easier and faster"


The overall aim of the EC Information and Communication Technologies FP7 DEPLOY Project is to make major advances in engineering methods for dependable systems through the deployment of formal engineering methods. Formal engineering methods enable greater mastery of complexity than found in traditional software engineering processes. It is the central role played by mechanically-analysed formal models throughout the system development flow that enables mastery of complexity.


Context aware software systems able to adapt automatically to changes in their environments play increasingly vital roles in society’s infrastructures. The demand for adaptive systems appears in many application domains ranging from crisis management applications such as disaster management, first-response, transportation control, and power management to entertainment and business applications such as mobile interactive gaming, tourist guiding and business collaborations (e.g., through virtual organizations and dynamic service compositions). This demand is accentuated by the mobile and nomadic nature of many of these domains.


The main objective of the Mancoosi project is to develop the scientific knowledge and build the tools necessary to manage the complexity of the open source infrastructure. This infrastructure is one of the essential building blocks of tomorrow’s software architectures: the success of LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, Php) inside as well as outside the data centers is clear evidence of this. Yet, this infrastructure undergoes a fast-paced and distributed evolution that is too often maintained in ad-hoc ways using tools and processes that have clearly attained their limits today. There is a need for new and innovative technology, and this is what Mancoosi will provide.


The MOST project improves software engineering by leveraging ontology and reasoning technology. It will develop a seamless integration technology for ontologies into model-driven software development (MDSD), resulting in ontology driven software development (ODSD).


A coherent and consistent open service framework leveraging research in the area of service-based systems to consolidate and trigger innovation in service-oriented economies. NEXOF is aimed be domain independent and will be accompanied with a sound methodology and tools to be properly instantiated into a broad range of application domains by a number of end-user communities (including Large, Medium, and Small enterprises) on different technologies.


OPEN (Open Pervasive Environments for migratory iNteractive Services) is a VII Framework EU STREP project, which aims to develop an environment, which provides people with the ability to continue to perform their tasks when they move about and change their interaction device.


The objective of PERSIST is to develop Personal Smart Spaces that provide a minimum set of functionalities which can be extended and enhanced as users encounter other smart spaces during their everyday activities. They will be capable of learning and reasoning about users, their intentions, preferences and context. They will be endowed with pro-active behaviours, which enable them to share context information with neighbouring Personal Smart Spaces, resolve conflicts between the preferences of multiple users, make recommendations and act upon them, prioritise, share and balance limited resources between users, services and devices, reason about trustworthiness to protect privacy and be sufficiently fault-tolerant to guarantee their own robustness and dependability.


This project will develop software engineering approaches to improve reliability of service-oriented networks in the future. We will support fault-finding and diagnosis, reduce costs and improving effectiveness, based on specified properties of the system. We will build automated tools that will generate and run tests, monitor execution at run-time, and log events for analysis.


The Q-ImPrESS project aims at bringing service orientation to critical application domains, such as industrial production control, telecommunication and critical enterprise applications, where guaranteed end-to-end quality of service is particularly important. The main challenge here is to create a method for quality-driven software development and evolution, where the consequences of design decisions and system resource changes on performance, reliability and maintainability can be foreseen through quality impact analysis and simulation.


Resources and Services Virtualization without Barriers is an European Union FP7 funded project that will enable massive scale deployment and management of complex IT services across different administrative domains, IT platforms and geographies. The project will provide a foundation for a service-based online economy, where - using virtualization technologies - resources and services are transparently provisioned and managed on an on-demand basis at competitive costs with high quality of service. http://WWW.RESERVOIR-FP7.EU


Domain Driven Design and Mashup Oriented Development based on Open Source Java Metaframework for Pragmatic, Reliable and Secure Web Development http://WWW.ICT-ROMULUS.ORG


S-Cube, the European Network of Excellence in Software Services and Systems, will establish an integrated, multidisciplinary, vibrant research community. This will enable Europe to lead the software-services revolution, thereby helping shape the software-service based Internet which is the backbone of our future interactive society. http://WWW.S-CUBE-NETWORK.EU


The project aims at creating a model-driven service engineering methodology for an integrated development process for service-based applications. ServFace will look at this process from two different perspectives: First, the development of services with corresponding user interface descriptions, and, second, the development of user interfaces for a composition of services. Thus, the development paradigm of service-orientation currently adopted to system functionality will be extended to user interfaces. http://WWW.SERVFACE.ORG

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The SHAPE project aims to support the development and realization of enterprise systems based on a Semantically-enabled Heterogeneous service Architecture (SHA). SHA extends Service Oriented Architectures (SOA) with semantics and heterogeneous infrastructures (Web services, Agents, Semantic Web Services, P2P and Grid) under a unified service oriented approach. To achieve this the consortium of the SHAPE project will develop a Model-Driven Engineering (MDE) tool-supported methodology and will take an active role in the standardization of metamodels and languages for SHA. http://WWW.SHAPE-PROJECT.EU


SLA@SOI is an Integrated Project researching the systematic management of service-oriented infrastructures on the basis of formally specified service level agreements.


Current software licensing practices are limiting the acceleration of Grid adoption. Indeed, the rapid emergence of service and virtualization environments requires a rapid evolution in licensing models. SmartLM will provide a generic and flexible licensing virtualization technology for new service-oriented business models across organization boundaries. http://WWW.SMARTLM.EU


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